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Joshua Ho-Sang Era is Over for the Islanders Organization

After almost six years in the New York Islanders organization, the Islanders assigned Joshua Ho-Sang to the San Antonio Rampage last week, moving him away from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Ho-Sang was drafted 28th overall by the Islanders in the 2014 Draft. He spend two more seasons in the OHL. But before the ’14-15 season, Ho-Sang overslept and missed practice during Islanders training camp and was promptly sent back to the OHL for the next two seasons. This begun the rocky road of Josh Ho-Sang.

In Ho-Sang’s first pro season in Bridgeport in ’16-17, he amassed 36 points in 50 games and earned a call up from the Islanders. With the Islanders, Ho-Sang scored four goals and six assists in 22 games with the club.

Beginning the 2017-18 season, Ho-Sang was looked upon to be a major piece for the Islanders as they looked to return to the playoffs. After recording four assists in the team’s first six games, he was sent back to Bridgeport. He was recalled only one more time in ’17-18 where he grabbed eight more points in 15 games to end his season with the club.

Following this, Ho-Sang was publically critical of team management, especially General Manager Garth Snow, Head Coach Doug Weight and Sound Tigers coach Brent Thompson.

“They tell me they want me to be a top-six forward up there, but I’m not a top-six forward down here, so it’s confusing,” Ho-Sang told the New York Post.

Ho-Sang tallied one more goal in ’18-19 with the Islanders.

To open the 2019-20 season, Ho-Sang signed a one-year deal with the Islanders after being a restricted free agent. Ho-Sang was then put on waivers and assigned to Bridgeport but did not report to the Sound Tigers as he had requested a trade. He reported in mid-December and at the time of his assignment to the Rampage, in 16 games played Ho-Sang only had three goals and seven assists.

Well, there it is. After a long bumpy road, it seems like Joshua Ho-Sang’s time with the Islanders is coming to an end.


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